Parents Talk: Do You Talk to Your Kids About Politics?
Use this forum to discuss kid issues with other parents. This week, we tackle children and politics.
Election Day may be over, but that doesn't mean we will stop hearing about politics any time soon.
This varies widely with age of course, but many kids want to know what is being talked about on TV, the radio and at family gatherings. So when political chatter arises, do you explain to your children what's being talked about or do you give a general answer?
Do you feel like your kids should believe what you do or make up their own minds?
"Of course, part of the cool thing about being a parent is creating 'mini-me's,' and in Washington that means creating a new generation of party members, regardless of what party you're affiliated with," wrote Tracy Grant in a Washington Post blog.
And, what if your family is split on an issue/candidate or you're not ready to explain a given issue to your child yet?
How do you handle kids and politics? Tell us in the comments are below.